As co-chair of the firm’s labor and employment group, Matt provides legal counsel and representation in litigation on a broad range of employment law issues. His practice includes employment discrimination litigation, compliance counseling, drafting and enforcement of employment agreements and restrictive covenants, internal investigations, and employment-related mediations. Since 2011, Matt has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for employment law. For 2023, he was selected as Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” for Wilmington, Delaware in Employment Law – Management, and was also included in Best Lawyers® for Employment Law – Individuals.
In addition, Matt collaborates with attorneys in the firm’s Corporate Litigation and Government Law groups in representing clients in complex, high-profile litigation. Most recently, he participated in Court of Chancery litigation involving Elon Musk and helped the State of Delaware prevail in two expedited cases challenging its vote-by-mail statute. He also was part of a team that successfully defended the State of Delaware before the United States Supreme Court in an original jurisdiction action brought by New Jersey challenging Delaware’s sovereignty over the Delaware River within its historic Twelve-Mile Circle. New Jersey v. Delaware, 552 U.S. 597 (2008).
Drawing on his prior service with the Delaware Supreme Court’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel and the Board of Bar Examiners, Matt also represents attorneys, physicians, nurses, and other professionals in regulatory and disciplinary proceedings. He provides advice on legal ethics issues and is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education programs on professional responsibility. By appointment of the Delaware Superior Court, Matt has served as a special master in dozens of cases. In 2019, Matt was presented with the Delaware State Bar Association’s Daniel L. Herrmann Professional Conduct Award.